70 lakh participated in Kumbh Mela amid coronavirus scare


Dehradun/Rishikesh: Nearly seventy lakh devotees participated in Kumbh Mela in Haridwar which is being regarded as the “super-spreader”.

Nearly 2,600 devotees tested positive out of the nearly two lakh tests conducted by medical personnel during the mela. However, the crowds started leaving the Mela after an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the seers to keep their representation in Kumbh symbolic.

Mela organisers claim that the event, among the largest religious gatherings on earth, passed off without any serious untoward incident anywhere in the Kumbh Mela.



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